Active petitions in over 75 countries Follow GoPetition

International Petition: Ban Crush Videos Globally

Petition published by Stop Crush Team on Aug 14, 2010
17631 Signatures 
Target: UN and World Governments, Global
Region: GLOBAL

Petition Background (Preamble):

Crush videos, among other “fetish videos,” feature small live animals, such as kittens, puppies, mice and bunnies, being slowly tortured in the most horrific ways imaginable; including being burnt alive, cut with pruning sheers, nailed to the floor, skinned alive, beaten, stabbed, and having their limbs broken.

All of these videos share a common theme: the animals are incrementally crushed by a woman in high heels. Most people view these materials for “sexual gratification”, but these videos are becoming increasingly popular just for their shock value alone. The crush fetish can be also linked to “paraphernalia,” which is an atypical sexual arousal to nonhuman objects and humans alike being caused physical distress.

Crush videos are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, and will escalate to epidemic proportions, degrading our society if nothing is done to stop the sadistic killers perpetrating these acts.

It is not hard to find such sites on the Internet with any search engine. Minors can access these materials with a click of a button. Please first, examine the damage it causes both human and nonhuman lives, as well as society, on a global scale.

Freedom of speech has its limits when it places a society in danger, such as the ban on child pornography, as it is obvious violence against children. Films that exploit, torture, and kill animals for entertainment purposes also places society in danger, for it is destructive by inciting violent and antisocial behavior, thereby endangering our citizens. Adults showing their own children these videos can cause emotional damage and lead to severe mental disorders. This is not only child abuse, but is one of the leading factors resulting in those who become serial killers as adults. While there are many factors that contribute to the generation of a serial killer, the one constant they share is animal abuse.

In short, there is nothing socially redeeming about “crush videos” and animal torture videos when used for entertainment and financial purposes. However, relating to educational or for political and sociological purposes, there should be the exception – such as speaking against, or educating the public about the realities of said depictions of cruelty and how they affect a society.

Petition:

The United Nations and World Government,

The international community is asking for your help in passing legislation to ban the creation, possession and sale/distribution of crush videos globally. Crush videos are sexual fetish videos which depict women crushing small animals such as puppies, kittens, mice and rabbits to death with their bare feet or high heeled shoes. In these videos, it is also not uncommon for the animals to be burnt alive, cut with pruning sheers, nailed to the floor, skinned, beaten, stabbed, among any number of possible horrific tortures.

We urge you to pass legislation that will prevent anyone in the world from gaining profit from this horrifying practice or being allowed to get away with performing these acts/distributing the videos. More and more crush video and/or “snuff films” are reappearing on the internet, globally. Please sponsor and pass law to help end the horrific practice known as crush video.

Studies have shown that those who commit violent acts against animals are just as prone to commit said acts against human beings. We ask for stiff penalties against anyone generating, selling or possessing crush video. We ask that you take a strong stance in support of our request not only to make it easier for authorities to prosecute the creators/distributors of these videos, but to make the internet and our mutual communities a safer place for our children.

Thank you,

The Undersigned

The International Petition: Ban Crush Videos Globally petition to UN and World Governments, Global was written by Stop Crush Team and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Tell | Map | Signatures | Views | Bookmark | Banners | Link | Tip Jar | Sponsor
Click here to Like this petition or Add/View Comments